On 23 March, about 20,000 protesters from all over Sicily marched on the
Sigonella US Navy Air Base. The base has operated since 1959 after US -
NATO agreements. It is situated in Eastern Sicily, 16 km west of Catania
and under the shadow of Mount Etna.
"A WAR to remake the world" is how Michael Ledeen, a leading
neo-conservative associated with the Bush government, described the war
on Iraq. Exactly how the world could be remade was succinctly explained
by White House hawk Richard Perle when he said that victory for US
imperialism in Iraq would enable them...
The weekly protests in Moscow city centre against Bush’s war are now
gaining momentum. Socialisticheskoe Soprotivleniye (the Russian section
of the CWI) once again headed the anti-war protests in Moscow on
Saturday 5 April.
SO THE ’liberation’ of the Iraqis is beginning - with massive carpet
bombing. The US military have planned to use ten times the amount of
bombs dropped in the whole of the last Gulf War in the first 48 hours of
this war. They are prepared to use ’moabs’, nicknamed the ’mother of all
WHEN THE military chiefs and politicians feel the need to come onto the
TV and insist that everything is going to plan in the war against Iraq,
and that everyone is united, you know that the exact opposite is true.
Three thousand mainly school students, after leaving school to strike
against the war, marched through Melbourne on Wednesday 26 March against
the war on Iraq. The numbers were slightly down on the last school
student strike, but the participants were angrier and more militant.
The opposition to the US war plans has increased in Chile in the past
weeks. This has undoubtedly been in part because of Chile’s presence on
the UN Security Council. The International Women’s Day march became an
anti-war demonstration. 5,000 participated compared with 1,500 on the